January 1, 1970 ~ March 17, 2006
Walter E. Arndt, 87 of Fargo, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006 at Elim Care Center, Fargo.
Walter was born on January 31, 1919 to George and Anna (Raatz) Arndt. He married Goldie Michelsen on October 8, 1938 in Graceville, Minnesota. They farmed south of Barry, MN. In 1951 they moved to Bismarck, ND where he was an insurance and auto salesman. In 1964 he and his family moved to Fargo where he worked for Fairway Foods until he retired in 1983.
Walter loved horseshoes, woodworking, gardening, cooking and fishing, even though he claimed the fish would swim by and stick their tongues out at him.
He is survived by 7 children, Dennis Arndt of Belt, MT, Corene Winkler, Myrna Holden, Yvonne (Jerry) Voegele all of Bismarck, ND, Ervin (Vicki) Arndt of San Mateo, CA, Kirk (Leslie) Arndt of Fargo, Walter, Jr. (Chris Ann) of Chanhassen, MN; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; brother in law, Edwin (Shirley) Michelsen; sister in law, Ella Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Goldie; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 21 at 10:00 am in Grace Lutheran Church, Fargo. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church and also on Monday from 4-7 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Burial will be in Holden Lutheran Church Cemetery in Beardsley, MN.
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